Easy Like Sunday Morning--in Zion
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It was chillier this morning when we awoke after a windy night. At least until the sun's rays made it over the peaks. Even after camping down here just 2 days you already have a sense for the rhythm of the place. We wasted no time this morning, eating and cleaning up camp to be out the gate and to our morning hike by 10 am.
We decided to take it a bit easier today and do the Emerald Pools Loop. I like hikes that have a destination, and water is always a sure bet for beauty. Starting off on the sunny trail we shortly arrived at the Middle Pool. Despite the fact that we were there in early spring it was already pretty dru and the 2 little streams running from the Middle Pool gently trickled over the cliff edge, forming 2 delicate waterfalls into the Lower Pool below.
After getting some more camera shots here we head back to continue the loop down to the Lower Pool. I'm glad we went the direction we did on the loop because otherwise we would have had to walk up, not down, the looooooong stone staircase.
Since Adam had forgotten the cream to my coffee and I forced to drink black, instant coffee for 2 straight mornings (something which I would not let him forget), I made him stop for java in Springdale.
The drive back always kind of sucks. Without the anticipation of the trip the miles on straight road just drag by. The only exciting thing about heading home after a camping trip such as this is the thought of the hot shower that awaits you at home. There is nothing I look forward to more than that. Adam was tired so I took the wheel of the truck for most of the drive home. I flipped through my I-Pod, unable to settle on a song for long. Restless with music and sad about leaving our Zion. But all-in-all it was a great weekend getaway. Note to self: do more of these all summer long! It's right at our fingertips. Why wait?